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Young pleased to cap off return season with double award

First Team News | 3rd May 2023

Thomas Young was pleased to cap off his return to Cardiff with two individual end of season awards.

The homegrown back row returned to the capital after a lengthy stint with Wasps, and immediately impressed with performances on both sides of the ball.

His form in the Blue and Black jersey - which included nine tries in 17 outings - earned him the club’s Fans’ Player of the Season, sponsored by Dragon Signs. He also topped the URC charts for turnovers over the course of the campaign, and was duly crowned the league’s Turnover King.

Reflecting on his first season back at Cardiff, Young said: “I’ve enjoyed the season. I knew, coming back here last summer, that I'd have to perform to get into the team.

“So I set myself a target of making sure I was playing well every week. Thankfully I’ve done alright and I’ve enjoyed it.

“Playing here at the Arms Park, the supporters we have is massive, so I’m chuffed to get this award and very proud of it.

“But as a whole group, without the supporters we’d be nothing. The Arms Park is a famous ground and the noise and support we’ve had this year has been incredible, and something I’ve enjoyed experiencing.”

Discussing the URC’s Turnover King award, Young added: “Our breakdown work is something that we practice hard every week at the club and is something we put a lot of work into.

“As a group it’s something we work hard at. I suppose I came out on top this time, but the truth is we all push each other throughout the week.

“It’s an aspect of my game that I enjoy working on and it’s something I look to go after on the weekends.”